Last weekend was labor day weekend and so Daan had an extra day off. That was good as we had a couple of things in store and an extra day's rest never hurt anyone.
The weekend started with a visit to the campus to watch the ND marching band practice. It was exciting to watch; especially when you'd see the whole band jogging towards you, tuba's and all and not showing any sign of stopping at the point where you're standing. But it was good fun.
Just very, very warm (38C)
The next day, we decided to go to our first Indian Pow Wow. I was particularly looking forward to it.
The smoke from the fire goes out that way!
Are you sure that bear doesn't bite?
Unfortunately, it was a bit disappointing and so we didn't hang around for too long. Highlight was Juul's first snow cone. And mine too!
To make sure we were raking in the culture points (sorry... insider joke), we had yet another cultural event to visit. A new day brought us to the Park for the Celtic festival and highland games. Anyone who knows me a bit, will know that any chance I get to see primal games with men in kilts, I will take!1
It was not as big and impressive as the real highland games in Scotland, but at least I got to vent my frustration throwing a tomahawk. No, I didn't get my days mixed up. Proof is this picture of an Obelix lookalike in a kilt, whose name was Hawk. Hmmm.
And of course the day wouldn't be complete without a little horseback ride for Juul.
This horse was big, so she was thrilled.
And Lieke? She got to practice on her daddy.
Hi Ho Silver! Away!!!!
They grow up so fast, that before you know it:
Juul will be taking her driving test.
The girls will be going on big nights out.
And the house will be too small for them.
Where they ever really babies?
Yesterday, we went to the Hesston steam museum. I heard they had all sorts of old steam engines and a number of model steam trains you could ride on, so I had my mind set on checking it out for some time. It was worth the trip, just unfortunate that the weather didn't cooperate.